Gifts. I really do love the giving.
However, receiving isn't a smack in the face, either.
Here's a sample of what my generous friends, family, and co-workers chose to give:
The stocking. How can anything else compete? I'll have little pieces of gum until the flowers start to bloom. The sexy bed hair chocolate and artificially flavored lip balm will not last as long.
My friend Allison is southern. Not just because of the physical location of her house, but by DNA. True southern gals like gifts you can't regift. I really love these ear happies.
My boss picked it perfectly. I'm obsessed with my name. Even just 1/5 of it.
My friend Beth-er is a traveler - she's headed to Albania and Egypt in 2010. I'm trying to get to the Grand Canyon. She has high hopes for me. Don't you love a pushy luggage tag?
My coworker, Panda, lived in Charleston, South Carolina while in college. I like when folks visit places and then bring me back stuff. Stuff I can fill with Chiclets.
My parents are very generous. Not only at Xmas. But they went out of their way this holiday to help their daughter pursue yet another hobby. I, Jamie, hereby promise that photography will not turn out the same way as making handbags from scratch or exercising.
You got one of these, didn't you. A gift meant to mock you and test your desire to give it away. No, Allison - YOU are special.
What's something fabulous or notsofabulous you were given this season?